Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012
Principal Investigator: Carissa Cascio, Ph.D.
We are researchers at Vanderbilt University, and we are currently investigating why some children with autism are very sensitive to sights, sounds, or touch.
This depends on several factors, including how many sessions your child qualifies for and how much time you want to commit. Eligible participants may participate in up to four sessions, each ranging from 1 to 3 hours in length.
You will be asked to answer some questions and complete some questionnaires; your child will also be asked to answer some questions, complete some puzzles and ask to give a small sample of saliva as a source of DNA in the first session. After that session, he/she may qualify for further sessions. These will include play-based sensory assessments that involve vision, hearing, and touch, an EEG and a brain scan using an MRI. We will provide some training in the first two sessions to help your child feel comfortable and learn to stay still in the MRI scanner.
The study pays $20/hour. Your parking at Vanderbilt will be paid for. If your child participates in the MRI portion of the study, he/she will also get a picture of his/her brain!
We are looking for kids who:
up to 3 visits, from 1 to 3 ho
We are looking for people who:
People from 8-17 years with autism OR who are typically developingCompensation: Yes
Typically Developing People from 18-50 years oldCompensation: Yes
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